Microsoft had their E3 press briefing this morning and their were many announcements and news both exclusive to the console or coming first for Xbox One. We breakdown everything coming out of the show, and beyond for Microsoft.
COMING FIRST TO XBOX ONE
Call of Duty Advance Warfare which was demoed on their stage first had revealed that DLC with come first on Xbox One. Not very surprising as this on going trend has been going on for years, this is however the first full next generation Call of Duty by Sledge Hammer Games which could be worth noting as the game looked stunning.
Evolve, coming from the studio that brought you Left 4 Dead will be releasing its 4 player co-op shooter this fall. An open beta and DLC will be coming first to Xbox One.
Dragon Age 3 Inquisition exclusive DLC will be coming to the game. No word on when that launches and speaking which the game is said to release October 6th of this year.
The Division DLC comes first on Xbox One and the game was delayed from its 2014 forecast and is now set to release sometime in 2015.
What’s a Microsoft E3 stage without Forza at this point and they gave us a little more then we even thought. Forza 5 content is still ever growing, new vehicles every month along with tracks. One big map that was missing was the Nurburgring circuit track and not only is it releasing for Forza 5, it’s available today and for FREE! Forza Horizon 2 was also sported on stage. With over 200 cars, Drivatars and a much bigger map then the previous version. Forza Horizon 2 will be available on September 30th of this year.
Looks like Dead Rising 3 is quite not done yet. A new 4 player co-op arcade mode has been announced as DLC. It will allow you to put crazy Capcom costumes in Dead Rising 3 with their friends in which we can only say is the longest name in a game, Dead Rising 3: Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha Prime … The DLC is available today!
While Harmonix’s Kinect music game Fantasia had announced its release date which will mention in our last LVLONE Roundup but they also announced a new Dance Central game exclusively for Xbox One. Dance Central Spotlight. Digital only title coming to Xbox One September 30th which will sport better graphics new songs and faster ways to get you new tracks.
Happy Wars, the free to play Xbox 360 multiplayer game will be releasing this fall for Xbox One. Not only that but it will also be able to transfer your character, items from the Xbox 360 versions and have cross platform play.
Sunset Overdrive was shown new gameplay at Microsoft’s press conference and was given a release date of October 28th.
Fable Legends, while not looking likely to come out this year did show off some impressive 4 player co-op gameplay and will be releasing a beta this fall.
Project Spark will see an official release this fall. It also teased DLC packs, one on stage was “Galaxies” which looks quite similar to Star Wars. Rare’s character Conker will also be in the game as well in some form, the mascot hasn’t appeared in a game in 10 years apparently as well.
We’ve mentioned before in a previous LVLONE Roundup that Halo 5 will be coming out 2015 but doesn’t leave us without a Halo this year. Halo the Master Chief Collection which includes Halo 1, 2, 3, 4 will be available on November 11th for Xbox One. Halo 2 will get the Anniversary edition treatment like Halo 1 with updated graphics and cutscenes but all games will be 1080p, 60FPS. Halo 5 was also teased as a multiplayer beta will be coming out this December.
The dev team that brought you Limbo is hard at work on their next title named Inside which has a similar feel to Limbo. The will be exclusive to Xbox One when it releases in 2015.
Killer Instinct was a great return to the series last year and was very much talked about after last years press conference. Microsoft has announced that Season 2 will start this fall and a teaser trailer has come out with first up Combo seeing a return. That’s not all, they are following the same vision of bringing back a classic and is doing so with Phantom Dust exclusively for Xbox One.
Platinum Games best known for the Bayonetta series are working on their first next gen title, Scalebound which will be coming exclusively to Xbox One. The game’s trailer was filled with huge monsters and the protagonist sporting Beats like headphones and a big sword. No word on release or gameplay but we’ll be keeping an eye out during the week.
OUR Microsoft PICK
People have been asking for this game for sometime and some even believed this was to be announced last E3 but obviously didn’t happen. that’s why when a new Crackdown was announced for Xbox One it made it all the sweeter. Focusing on a 4 player emphasis it looks to be much grander then any Crackdown before it.
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